Source: Matrix (SBD/AUD mix):
SBD: (shnid=212) - via Darrin Sacks
AUD: (shnid=14193) - via Noah Weiner(encoding) via Mark Cohen(A/D xfer)
AudMC > DAT > WAV > SHN
Recorded by Jerry Moore about 15 rows from the stage on center axis
with 2 hand held AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120
cassettes, with Dolby B ON.
Both sources were converted to WAV >
Sony Vegas 5 > WAV > CD Wave > FLAC 16 (level 8)
Matrixed by Chris Chappell
Since the second set fits on one disc, I would put the tuning + Playin' by
themselves on disc 2. Tracks are named by set as opposed to disc as there
are many media options now for output.
Both nights at the Miami Jai-Alai Fronton are excellent shows in their own
right, following closely on the heels of the amazing 6-16 and 6-18 shows, all
part of a short 8 show summer run. This Saturday night show, often overshadowed
by the unique show the following night, is crackling with energy, and features
an amazing China>Rider, a 28+ minute Playin', and the 9th Scarlet ever. As a
foreshadow of the Healy weirdness to follow the next night, there is a strange
electronic effect at the beginning of Greatest Story - the first time I have
heard this type of effect used at a Dead show. Healy must have had a new toy.
The SBD mix is somewhat low in terms Garcia's guitar due to his loud stage volume.
Thus, when coupled with the excellent Jerry Moore AUD, which is predominated by
Garcia, the matrix really works well with everyone represented and balanced.
Many thanks to Jerry Moore for recording the AUD, and to Mark Cohen for the
transfer, and to Noah Weiner for converting it to shn. Thanks to Darrin Sacks
for the SBD source.
Thanks to Bill Zormeir (AKA Zman) for the excellent artwork.
Both sources were very close in pitch, the SBD being the closest to A=440.
I synched the AUD to the SBD and the AUD had to be pitched up only 4 to 6 cents.
The alt. SBD which provides the encore had to be pitched up 50 cents and was
treated with some light NR due to excessive hiss from multi-gen analog transfers.
- Sonic Quality/Matrix ratio
No EQ was applied to either of the two sources. I applied very sparingly
Waves L2 (limiter) to the master 2 buss to keep things contained, the
levels rarely hitting zero, thus the limiting is quite scarce. All I was
trying to do here is to add some dimension to the SBD by using the
ambience of the AUD. The result is a lively but clear recording, hopefully
close to how it sounded at the show. If I had to guess the SBD/AUD ratio
would be somewhere between 3:1 and 2:1. Note that Jerry's presence in the
matrix mix is enhanced greatly from the AUD due to his loud stage volume.
The following are places where the SBD and AUD had splices, holes or
incomplete coverage in reference to the final matrix timeline.
s1t01 (0:00 - 2:31) - missing (tuning)
s1t04 (5:33 - 6:26) - missing (tuning)
s1t06 (5:30 - 6:21) - missing (tuning)
s1t07 (6:45 - 8:10) - missing (tuning)
s1t07 (8:16 - 8:45) - missing (tuning)
s1t08 (4:38 - 5:11) - missing (tuning)
s1t09 (4:37 - 6:21) - missing (tuning)
s1t10 (3:21 - 4:08) - missing (tuning)
s1t11 (7:03 - 8:26) - missing (tuning)
s1t12 (3:18 - 4:17) - missing (tuning)
s1t13>14 (5:20 - 1:04) - missing (tuning)
s1t15 (9:21:58 - 9:21:65) - missing
s1t15 (28:22 - 28:42) - missing (crowd)
s1t15 (8:16 - 8:45) - missing (tuning)
s2t01 (0:00 - 1:17) - missing (tuning)
s2t03 (5:02 - 6:48) - missing (tuning)
s2t04 (3:05 - 5:02) - missing (tuning)
s2t05 (6:08 - 6:31) - missing (tuning)
s2t06 (4:35 - 6:15) - missing (tuning)
s2t08 (9:23 - 9:37) - missing
s2t09 (8:41 - 11:17) - missing (tuning)
s2t10 - missing all - supplied by alt. SBD
s2t07 (12:56 - 13:03) - missing
Full coverage is achieved, and almost all the missing elements from the SBD